Personal and professional development

TYPE OF TRAINEE SUPPORT PSYCHOLOGISTS AND OTHERS INVOLVED FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS WITH TRAINEES
Tutor pair and individual training plan (ITP) Programme staff: one member of the clinical team oversees the three years in partnership with each trainee's current academic supervisor from the research team Individual training plan meetings at least twice per year, plus other meetings as necessary. End of training interview in last year of training.
Mentoring Scheme Clinical psychologists and other appropriately registered professionals external to the course that are working in the region. The system is coordinated by the Mentoring Scheme Associate Tutor There is no specific frequency; varies in accordance with trainee (mentee) needs and wishes and mentor availability.
Mini Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Cognitive Analytic Therapist external to the programme. Funded by the programme. Up to six meetings over the three years of training.
Personal Therapy Individual tutors and/or the Mentoring Scheme Associate Tutor will support trainees in finding appropriate therapeutic input. Funded mini-CAT currently available. Other therapies self-funded. As necessary
Placement-Programme links Trainees' individual clinical tutors visit placements At least one meeting per placement
Clinical Placement For each of the five placements, one-two main supervisors, plus other supervisors which may also form part of a supervisory team A minimum of three hours contact weekly including 60-90 minutes of formal supervision.
Peer support; buddy system Trainees. Claire Dixon coordinates the buddy system and a list of buddies is kept in the office. Peer support: during teaching days (generally weekly) and as arranged by trainees. Buddy system: as necessary.
Student Learning Advisor Service No programme staff involved. A student learning advisor is based in the faculty who can provide study and learning support for trainees on an individual needs-led basis Frequency of meetings agreed as necessary
Research The Research Team plus research supervisors, overseen by the Research Director There is no specified frequency: liaison through teaching, workshops and individual tuition throughout each year